The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Internship 2017 – Rome, Italy (€600 Monthly Stipend)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017 (C.O.B Rome time).

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity.
  • IDLO provides all full time interns (between 21-30 years old and recently graduated) with a monthly stipend of €600.
  • Internships are offered for 3 month renewable up to a maximum of 6 months.
IDLO seeks an intern for an interesting professional learning opportunity to support the work of the Programs Department, MENA, based at IDLO HQ, Rome. Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator for MENA, the intern will:
  • Assist with the translation of internal documents and proofreading documents and repots
  • Provide general office assistance
  • Draft meeting notes
  • Carry out any other tasks requested by the supervisor.
Academic Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in translation or related subject;
  • Graduate degree an advantage.
Applicants must be native Arabic speakers and have a very good knowledge of English and
or French.
Technical competencies
  • Experience in translation and other communications fields;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative and determination to meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize tasks under time constraints;
  • Advanced computer skills and an excellent command of programs such as Microsoft suite.
Behavioural competencies
  • Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in multi-cultural settings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively within a multicultural environment;
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO’s mandate..
  • All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Internship 2017


  1. […] The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. IDLO contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. THE LEGAL INTERNSHIP The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is a dynamic generalist legal practice with the overarching aim to advance and protect the legal interests of IDLO, while mitigating risk, fostering accountability, and helping to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Organization and its governing bodies. OGC is responsible for providing legal advice to the Director-General of IDLO, the Senior Leadership Team, the IDLO Governance bodies, and IDLO employees at its Rome headquarters as well as its branch and field offices. OGC provides advice on matters including the negotiation and conclusion of headquarters agreements, privileges and immunities, contracts, grants, and other agreements. OGC oversees local counsel in more than a dozen field locations and provides guidance on HR matters and disputes, including the negotiation, settlement, arbitration, and litigation of disputes. OGC also drafts, reviews, implements, and promotes adherence to IDLO policies, regulations, rules, and practices as well as the revision, implementation of and adherence to IDLO’s governance documents. Under the direct supervision of the General Counsel and OGC lawyers, the legal intern will be asked to support the Office with the following duties: • Provide research assistance on questions of domestic and international law including interpretation of IDLO’s Privileges and Immunities, Human Resources matters, Internal Governance and other areas relating to the functions, structure, and activities of IDLO; • Assist in drafting or revising organizational governance documents, reports, regulations, policies and procedures; • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and/or amending contracts for goods and services, Memoranda of Understanding, and other agreements relating to IDLO programs and activities Assist in the interpretation and application of IDLO’s staff rules and regulations, the Code of Conduct, and other IDLO regulations, policies, and procedures; • Assist in monitoring compliance with IDLO’s regulations, policies, and procedures, Organization-wide; • Fulfil any administrative and/or substantive requirements of the intern’s educational institution and/or fellowship program; • Perform any other similar duties as assigned by the supervisor. IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE Educational qualifications • Graduate or under graduate level degree in law or current enrollment in graduate level legal studies. Work experience • Experience working in a legal capacity in an organization or law firm is highly desirable. • Experience working in an international environment is highly desirable. • Experience with and/or understanding of international law, contract law, and/or international organizations is desirable. Languages • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Any additional language proficiency, particularly in French or Spanish, would be an advantage. Competencies • Good team player, highly motivated, strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable working in multi-cultural settings; • Demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently, including as part of a small team; and • Ability to produce well drafted and analysed work product in a timely manner, exercise sound judgment, and manage and prioritize multiple assignments […]


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